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    since ten years ago

    Could any native speaker advise me if the following uses of prepositions are correct grammatically or in daily English speaking?

    1. It has been raining since one hour ago.
    2. It has been raining from one hour ago.
    3. It has rained since lunchtime.
    4. It has rained from lunchtime.

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    Re: since ten years ago

    Welcome to the forum. Heewoo.

    Only #3 is correct.

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    Re: since ten years ago

    Bear in mind, though, that 3 means that at some point since lunchtime, there was at least one period of rain. It is no longer raining. If it started after lunchtime and is still raining, use "It has been raining since lunchtime".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: since ten years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Heewoo View Post
    Could any native speaker advise me if the following uses of prepositions are correct grammatically or in daily English speaking?

    1. It has been raining since for one hour ago.
    2. It has been was raining from one hour ago.
    3. It has rained since lunchtime.
    4. It has rained from lunchtime.
    See above.

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    Re: since ten years ago

    What did you want to describe in terms of the rain? Has it finished? Did it start one hour ago?

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